Field definition and scope:

Field 388 contains the time period of creation or origin of the work or expression (including aggregate works), or of the works or expressions contained in an aggregation.

Field 388 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National level (NLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field 388

Time Period of Creation

 

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Type of time period

M

 

#

No information provided

A

 

1

Creation of work

A

 

2

Creation of aggregate work

A

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Time period of creation term

 

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

 

R

$2

Source of term

 

NR

$3

Materials specified

 

NR

$6

Linkage

 

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

 

R

Content designator history:

Field 388 - Time Period of Creation  [new, 2014]

LC Guidelines:

 388  Time Period of Creation

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Temporal Term Source Codes

See also:

1XX, 3XX  Headings

Variable Data Fields